Wednesday, August 5, 2015

Welcome to The Dog Blog 2015!  

Welcome to The Dog Blog!!!

I'm glad that you've found your way to The Dog Blog! This blog will be an important way for you to keep up with all that is going on in our classroom. The blog is updated several times a week so that you can "stay in the loop" with our learning. You will find information about what we are doing in class, pictures, slideshows, upcoming event information, and so much more!  Across the top of the page you'll also find several different tabs with information such as our daily schedule, school supplies, PBIS information, and more. On the sidebar you'll find a "Links for Parents" section where you can get easy access to the Glenbrook School blog and the monthly lunch menu as well as other helpful sites. 

I hope that you will bookmark our site and check-in often. If you would like to be notified when the blog is updated, you can register your email address on the right hand side of the blog. I hope you will take the opportunity to do this as you will find it extremely helpful. I will also send email reminders on occasion to remind you to stop by.

Enjoy the remaining weeks of summer break. I look forward to meeting you and your child at Open House on Wednesday, August 26th from 4-6.   I hope you'll be able to swing in and say hello! Feel free to bring your child's school supplies at this time as well. If you should have any questions prior to Open House, feel free to contact me via email and I'll get back to you as soon as I can.

Our PAWSitively wonderful class!
Can you find YOUR name?

One more tidbit that I just found out about... breakfast will still be offered for our Glenbrook students this year, however, students will be eating in the cafeteria, not in the classrooms, so that learning can start on time for all. Students will be let in for breakfast at 7:20. If your child is a breakfast eater and walks, bikes or gets dropped off, please plan accordingly so they can be on time to have enough time to eat and enjoy their breakfast. Any questions, please don't hesitate to ask. 
See you soon!!!

Tuesday, June 2, 2015

Hard to believe...

It's hard to believe that another year has come and gone. Seems like just yesterday that 17 little first graders walked into the room with nervous smiles, aspirations of learning to read, ready to meet new friends and with a natural curiosity of what first grade would be. 
Here we are 9 months later, inches taller, TONS smarter and with so many memories and new experiences. I will miss this group... the laughter, the smiles, the jokes and so much more.
Enjoy the video walk-through of our year below!

Sunday, May 24, 2015

Where in the world?

Today we utilized our map skills in an authentic way. We Skype'd with another 1st grade class somewhere in the world. We had to ask map questions to decide which state they were from and we had to do it in 20 questions or less. We asked questions such as "Are you on the east coast?", "Do you live in the southern US?", "Does your state border the Gulf of Mexico?" We were able to figure it out in 5 questions! Mrs Nelson's class was from Austin, TX.

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

The answer is 13

The question is: How many 1st graders could sit in an eagle's nest?

We've been checking in on the Decorah Iowa eaglets via their live webcam. We found out that their nest is 6 1/2 feet in diameter! Wow!! There are 3 eaglets and they're getting big!
You can check them out here:

Saturday, May 9, 2015

Look what arrived!

Holy moly! Look what arrived this week in our classroom! There were a lot of nervous giggles but many of the kiddos warmed up to our new class pets. If you pet them they'll even squeak at you! Be sure to check them out when you're in for Writer's Tea this Friday!!

Monday, May 4, 2015

It's B day!

Bubbles that is!! We couldn't have asked for a better day to go out and blow a few bubbles! We had a lot of fun blowing and chasing bubbles!

Friday, May 1, 2015


Check out the organisms we received this week, Pond Snails! Many thought twice about holding the snails but after observing them, most everybody did. The looks on kiddos' faces were priceless!!